It's traitorous, unpatriotic, or evil for US citizens to apologize for or acknowledge:
- Unsavory business practices of some US companies, past or present.
- Gingoistic claims by Americans.
- Covert operations by Americans that have resulting in coups and/or deaths in other countries.
- Military actions by American troops that have resulted in civilian casualties and/or coups in other countries.
- Torture that had been called 'enhanced interrogation.'
On the other hand, it's reasonable to apologize or express shame or remorse for:
- Civil unrest by US minorities.
- Shootings of police by US civilians.
- Previous administrations asking other countries to recognize and honor human rights.
- Any actions by those evil anti-American presidents, Democrats, liberals, pinkos, and (what the hell) fags.
What prompted this observation? Donald Trump said this:
"I think right now when it comes to civil liberties, our country has a lot of problems, and I think it’s very hard for us to get involved in other countries when we don’t know what we are doing and we can’t see straight in our own country. We have tremendous problems when you have policemen being shot in the streets, when you have riots, when you have Ferguson. When you have Baltimore... When the world looks at how bad the United States is, and then we go and talk about civil liberties, I don’t think we’re a very good messenger."
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